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Things we do not say

  • Iran
  • France
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Nawal is a 33-year-old Iranian woman who has decided to take a new direction. She is hoping to break a long silence through a project. Eight years following the controversial 2009 Iranian presidential elections, in the middle of the boiling ambiance of Tehran, two realities meet each other. Nawal-with Mehdi- is on the way to bring a forgotten-unfinished theater project back to life. This is like an effort to remember memories in this world of forgetting. The filmmaker stages a parallel eight-year-old reality – the pre-election ecstasy is framed by an incomplete rehearsal of Macbeth. We relive situations that cannot be changed and that deeply resonate with the motif of coming to terms with reality. The feverish atmosphere of the elections is muffled by the skepticism of the main protagonists – they, too, were once young and naive. At the crossroads of documentary and fiction, cinema and theater, temporal and urban odysseys, Ali Razi reflects on relationship between individuals and History/Power. A video diary by a young Iranian actress, intended for her friend living in exile. A lament of dashed hopes from the contested 2009 presidential elections, which were followed by the largest protests since the Islamic revolution. Ten years following the green wave 2009, the largest protests in Iran since 1978, where are the Iranian post-revolutionary heroes?



  • Original Title
    Ânché Ké Némigooyim
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Ali Razi
  • Cast
    Nawal Sharifi, Mehdi Sadr
  • Cinematography
    Ata Mehrad, Ali Razi, Masoud Shokrnia
  • Editing
    Ali Razi
  • Music
    Ali Kalantari
  • Runtime
    51 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Iran
    • France
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production


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